Time for a few morsels of local history
Time for a few morsels of local history.
Bibliophiles out there may be aware of Riceyman Steps, written by Arnold Bennett and first published in 1923. Set around King’s Cross and Clerkenwell, it follows the story of protagonist Henry Earlforward, a miserly bookseller.
The title was inspired by the atmospheric steps leading up from Gywnne Place (which itself was allegedly named after King Charles II’s mistress, Nell Gywn). Still there today, the steps sit opposite to the junction of King’s Cross Road and our Cubitt Street home.